Since its founding in 1982, the Huntington Theatre Company has developed into Boston’s leading theatre company. Bringing together superb local and national talent, the Huntington produces a mix of groundbreaking new works and classics made current. Led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The Huntington is in residence at Boston University.
TO APPLY FOR OPEN POSITIONS PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OF EACH DESCRIPTION:
To Apply for the open positions, except for the Part-Time Sales Associate and Calderwood Front of House Staff, please:
Interested candidates, please submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:
Peggy J. Novello, Director of Human Resources
Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.
281 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Fax: 617 353 8300
in either MS Word or PDF format with the job title in the message subject.
In addition, the Huntington Theatre Company provides Health, Dental, Life, and Disability insurance, as well as paid vacation, sick days, and holidays.
An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
Administrative Support Assistant
The Administrative Support Assistant provides general office support with a variety of clerical activities and related tasks. This position ensures that callers as well as visitors experience a consistently high level of customer service.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Answers telephone calls through the switchboard and transfers callers to the appropriate department.
- Answers inquiries about the Huntington.
- Greets visitors warmly and directs them to the appropriate person. Ensures they are comfortable while waiting.
- Ensures office security.
- Electronically controls entrance to BU Theatre and attached offices.
- Orders, receives, stocks and distributes office supplies and maintains a neat and orderly Supply Closet.
- Troubleshoots office equipment problems.
- Hands out employment applications.
- Prepares swipe cards for employees to have access to all buildings.
- Assists in maintaining the Huntington Staff website.
- Updates employee phone lists.
- Ensures that reception area is always neat and contains up-to-date information about the Huntington.
- Maintains conference rooms schedule and appearance. Prepares the room(s) for meetings, including the opening and closing of the separation wall.
- Oversees the ordering of food for staff meetings and events.
- Coordinates the pick-up and delivery of express mail services.
- Ensures mail and necessary supplies are delivered to and received from the Calderwood Pavilion.
- Supports Apprenticeship program – may track applications and follow-up with applicants.
- Supports Front of House activities for the BUT:
- handles volunteer scheduling;
- fields lost and found calls;
- orders concession supplies.
- Supports the Marketing and Development Departments as needed.
- Provides administrative support to other departments on an as-needed basis.
- High school diploma.
- One to two years of administrative experience.
- Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.
- Knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Calendar programs are helpful.
- Customer service orientation.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Good attention to detail, reliable, and is extremely organized.
- Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.
Annual Fund and Research Coordinator
The Annual Fund and Research Coordinator coordinates Annual Fund program for individual donors giving up to $1,499 (our “Friends” level) based on Huntington fundraising priorities and helps to identify and qualify potential major donor prospects through a systematic research process.
- Coordinates day-to-day implementation of an Annual Fund program focused on donors giving up to $1499, working closely with Director of Development Operations and major gifts team.
- Writes and coordinates direct mail, e-mail, telefunding campaigns, box office fundraising, and the Hunt young donor program.
- In concert with Director of Development Operations, Development Database Coordinator and Marketing team, ensures timely production and delivery of fundraising campaigns.
- Works closely with Development Database Coordinator to ensure accurate recording of gifts, acknowledgments, and recognition as well as to analyze annual fund activities and trends.
- Functions as primary prospect researcher to create concise, accurate and timely research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, and philanthropic history, while adhering to professional standards such as an individual’s fundamental right to privacy and protecting the confidential information of the Huntington Theatre Company.
- Maintains prospect research, including rating and ranking information, in the donor database.
- Works with Director of Development Operations, Senior Director of External Relations, and Major Gift Officers to create and maintain the major gifts prospect pipeline.
- Keeps current on trends and best practices in annual fund and prospect research.
- As member of the development team, attends and staffs Huntington events and donor lounge when donors are attending productions, including some evening and weekend events.
- Provides additional fundraising support as directed.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred.
- 2-3 years of annual fund and prospect research experience in a cultural institution or other nonprofit organization.
- Excellent writing, communications, organizational, and problem-solving skills as well as meticulous attention to detail.
- Ability to manage multiple deadline-oriented assignments and projects at any given time.
- Ability to identify, gather, analyze and synthesize complex financial and biographical data from a wide variety of sources including the use of print, electronic, online and Internet-based sources to present the information in a clear summary format.
- Proficiency in using a donor database system, experience with Tessitura software a plus.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Ability to work effectively both independently and as a strong team member.
- Good judgment and ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
Calderwood Front of House Staff
The Huntington Theatre Company seeks part-time Front of House staff for the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. Become a part of the most exciting space for the performing arts in Boston. The Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts is a theatre complex that hosts a wide range of Boston theatre companies including the Huntington Theatre Company, SpeakEasy Stage Company, and many others.
We are searching for dependable, outgoing individuals who enjoy the arts and interacting with the public to join our Front of House team. Responsibilities include ticket scanning, ushering, concessions sales, bartending (training provided), and supervising volunteers. Must have evening and weekend availability but some daytime availability is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent customer service and organization skills
Please send cover letter and resume or letter of experience to: Katrina Alix Calderwood Pavilion House Manager 527 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116 email@example.com
Customer Service Representative
The Box Office Representative handles telephone and window sales for Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Theatre Scene and BU College of Fine Arts, processes single ticket and subscription orders, exchanges, flexpass redemptions and disseminates information to customers.
The major responsibilities of the position include:
- Trained in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the Box Office and may be called upon to assist in training and supervision of part-time and work study representatives.
- Responds to patron inquiries in a polite and professional manner. Understands the policies of the Box Office but also has the authority to make allowances where deemed to be appropriate.
- Transacts sales in Tessitura in the approved manner, quickly and accurately.
- Other clerical duties as assigned including database maintenance and updates.
- Maintains the VIP Ticketing report on a weekly basis.
- Special assignments regarding outside theatre bookings when needed.
- 2 years of college or equivalent
- 1 year professional box office experience.
- Strong customer service and organizational skills.
- Comfortable using computerized ticketing system, spreadsheet programs, email and word processing.
- Excellent attention to detail, confidence, and ability to promote the best interests of the organization while attending to customer concerns.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
Lead Scenic Artist
The Lead Scenic Artist assists the Charge Scenic Artist in all aspects of daily paint shop operation including managing the use and organization of the workspace. In collaboration with the Charge and coordinating with other production departments, executes the painting of all scenery for the Huntington Theatre Company, which usually includes working on several projects simultaneously. In absence of the Charge Scenic Artist, the Lead Scenic Artist is expected to cover duties normally covered by the Charge.
- Assists in all aspects of the execution of the scenic design in full-scale as it pertains to texture, paint and paint finish, with accurate color and style representation from the renderings, research and plans.
- Paints Scenery for Productions
- Mixes colors according to Designer renderings
- Supervises and trains part time staff and students. Assigns tasks and manages workflow as needed in order to meet production needs, schedule, and budget.
- Coordinates space requirements including working with the Huntington staff and BU students/staff to make best use of available space.
- Maintains paint supplies and equipment for the paint shop, including making shop improvements as needed or directed by Charge.
- Trains and assists part time staff and students in technique and materials applications as well the required skills and duties of the various paint department positions.
- Follows and promotes safe working practices in the use of shop tools and equipment. Instructing all personnel in the proper use and handling of materials including adherence to and promotion of safety regulations and use of personal protective equipment.
- Other duties as assigned by Charge Scenic Artist.
- B.A. or B.S. in theatre, studio or fine arts.
- 4-6 years of experience in scenic painting or the equivalent.
- Knowledge of geometry for accurate layout and design.
- Must have figure drawing experience, knowledge of 3D sculpting and execution ability.
- Several years’ education in painting techniques and theory in addition to carving, faux finishing, and woodworking skills.
- Understand carpentry tools, grades of paintbrushes, sprayers, and carving and sculpting tools as well as the knowledge of cleaning and maintenance for these tools.
- Able to use hand/power tools and materials properly and safely.
- Must have a familiarity with scenic design and stage carpentry, inventory control, as well as supervisory experience.
- Time management and interpersonal skills are essential.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and climbing ladders.
- Experience in an educational setting preferred, but not required.
The Draper supervises and executes construction and alteration of costumes for the Huntington Theatre Company’s productions.
- Patterns new costumes and alters existing costumes.
- Measures actors.
- Supervises and trains First Hands and Stitchers.
- Conducts costume fittings with the Costume Designer, then assigns work that comes out of fittings.
- Restocks costumes and assists with general shop projects, including maintenance and inventory.
- B.A./B.F.A. or equivalent.
- 2-3 years of First Hand or Draper experience in a professional costume shop.
- Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of draping and patterning for contemporary and period clothing, plus the ability to use these skills for theatrical purposes.
- Possess an understanding of fabrics and their uses.
- Excellent time management and good interpersonal skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Must be a willing collaborator, a confident and capable decision-maker and a craftsperson with an artistic eye.
The Scenic Carpenter determines the specifications and executes and/or supervises the construction of specific scenic elements as assigned by the Technical Director for the Huntington Theatre Company
- Works all load-ins and strikes and OT calls as required.
- Must be able to read blueprints & will occasionally be expected to work directly from design drawings
- Should be skilled in layout techniques and able to execute layout for various scenic elements.
- Participates hands-on in the construction of Scenery.
- Participates in rigging; and installation of stage machines; and scenery installation
- Adheres to safe working practices in general, and regarding the use of scene shop tools and equipment.
- Assists in maintenance and upkeep of shop tools and spaces.
- Occasionally supervises a team of casual labor and/or students in fabricating or installing scenery
- Participates in additional HTC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.
- B.A. or equivalent in Technical Production and/or three years equivalent work experience in a professional scene shop.
- A good knowledge of materials and the proper use of each for scenery construction, particularly wood, metal and plastics. Experience fabricating in wood and steel.
- Knowledgeable in the safe use of typical wood shop machine and hand power tools.
- Experience with stage rigging and the use of a single purchase line set system.
- Knowledgeable in safe use metal fabrication equipment and of light gauge steel welding and fabrication techniques.
- Experience in welding and fabrication of light gauge steel is preferred.
- Experience with stage machinery, winches, computers and motion operation is preferred.
- Must possess a keen awareness of shop safety and procedures and be confident in customary scenery construction.
- The ability to lift 50-100 lbs is required as is the ability to work at heights of 60+ ft.